Category Archives: Central Victoria

2013 McPherson Basilisk Riesling

It’s fair to say I liked the McPherson new release reds more than the whites. This feels broad and prematurely advanced with toast and even a hint of kerosene creeping into the picture. Tart apple skins, lemon and lime with … Continue reading

Posted in Central Victoria, Riesling | Tagged | Comments Off

2012 McPherson Basilisk Shiraz Mourvèdre

Continuing the theme of good value for money – McPherson, a Central Victorian producer I was previously unfamiliar with. This is a blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Mourvèdre. Good energy with copious black berry-cherry fruit and complexity generated by … Continue reading

Posted in Central Victoria, Mourvèdre/Mataró et al, Shiraz et al, Syrah et al | Tagged | Comments Off

2009 Ben Haines Single Vineyard Syrah

Ben Haines has certainly made his way around the traps on his way to establishing his eponymous label. Most notably he was the senior winemaker at Mitchelton and a consulting winemaker at Yering Station. Judging from these initial releases he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Central Victoria, Syrah | Tagged | Comments Off